All stories come to an end - and it is now time for us at Megacitizens.com to say thank you and goodbye, it was a truly memorable journey keeping you updated about the latest developments surrounding a Megacitizen's life in Manila. We would be honored if you would take some time and read our final article.
Benigno Simeon Aquino III, fondly known as Noynoy or PNoy, rose to power during the 2010's elections, one year after his mother - the former president 'Cory' Aquino passed away. With the outpour of sympathy for the family because of the democracy ikon’s death and with Noynoy being the symbol of hope for the country, the unmarried Aquino won his bid for the Philippine presidency in 2010 and led the country until 2016.
Philippine General Emilio Aguinaldo served as the first president of the islands at the age of 28 when the country gained a short-lived independence in 1898.
The sportsbar Heckle and Jeckle has always been a favorite expat hangout in the Jupiter and Burgos area in Makati City.
Honolulu born Peter Gene Hernandez more popularly known as Bruno Mars shot to stardom when Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire”, a song that he co-wrote and produced, hit the airwaves.
Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat or Sultan Kudarat was a Maguindanao native who fought fervently against Spanish conquistadors who attempted to conquer his kingdom. A direct descendant of the Muslim missionary Shariff Kabungsuwan who brought the religion to the islands between the 13th and 14th century, Sultan Kudarat was the main force that hindered the Christianization of Mindanao.
Rice is the Philippines' all-day basic food, even for breakfast making it difficult to find fresh bread right at the next street corner. This can make it hard for Megacitizens from countries like Germany, Switzerland, and France to get up in the morning. But don't fret because there are actually several bakery chains that provide Metro Manila with delicious whole grain breads, baguettes, and other baked goods.
Former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. is regarded as an icon of Philippine democracy. His assassination in 1983 fueled the opposition to rise up against the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, inspiring the first People Power Revolution and installing a new administration.
Being away from home and living in a different country strips you of that sense of protection and security. Panic, anxiety or depression ultimately strikes if you don't deal with the problem sooner. The results can be disastrous, with some resorting to isolating themselves from the world or worse.
Manila Hotel is the oldest high-class hotel in the Philippines. Experience high end Filipino hospitality and get a taste of history here.
Here you will find some ideas why Megacitizens might have chosen to live in Manila, what they are doing here and what you can do here as well.
Brace yourselves, rainy season is coming! The first rainstorms show that the Philippine summer is over.
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is big business in the Philippines. From back office work to entire services outsourced from around the world - Megacity Manila's BPO industry is thriving. This increases the presence of Megacitizens in Manila and creates a competitive advantage over other Megacities.
Because the Philippines is an English-speaking nation, the Megacity attracts a lot of students, lecturers, and teachers from around the world. Most students who choose to study in Metro Manila come from different parts of Southeast Asia and from South Korea, while teachers and lecturers come from different parts of the globe. The pay in education especially in private schools and universities is quite good.
We haven't forgotten the locals because they are Megacitizens too! Most of the people living in Megacity Manila are locals from all over the country. You can easily identify those born in the Megacity and those from outside Manila by asking them which province they are from. If they come from the province it basically means that they were born somewhere else and moved to the capital. Locals living in Manila are in average more liberal, more open-minded and have a higher proficiency in English compared to those living in other parts of the country.
Looking to live in a tropical paradise? The Philippines is a popular destination for retirees. Find out why.
The Megacity Manila is the capital of a developing country, a tropical developing country. It therefore qualifies to either a) do some volunteer work or b) take your backpack and climb the caves of Sagada, enjoy the Pristine beaches of Bohol or listen to some of the best live music on Earth in the Megacity itself. The Megacity is a hub for Backpackers and Volunteers, some of who are pursuing these tasks in the whole of Southeast Asia.
Are you ready for 2016? If you are spending the year in Manila and in different parts of the Philippines, take a look at the holidays, festivals, events, and concerts coming to the country this year.
If you are new to the Megacity, you will certainly feel a bit confused about the use of terms such as 'Manila', 'City of Manila', 'Metro Manila', NCR, and so on. Let us clarify which term refers to what and what their meanings are.
The millions of Overseas Filipino Workers count as "national heroes" in the Philippines. They do not only provide a living for their families back home, but also make a considerable contribution to the country's gross domestic product and its economic growth.
Known as a nationalist and revolutionary, the Philippine lawyer Andres Bonifacio started the Philippine Revolution against its colonial master Spain in 1892.
National Citizens & Icons is a compilation of names that you should be familiar with when living in Metro Manila. It includes national heroes and others who shaped the Megacity and the country in the past - but also those who are currently shaping the future of the Megacity: national icons in politics, sports and pop culture.
With its high definition TVs and more than 40,000 English, Philippine, Korean, Japanese and 35,000 Chinese songs, Center Stage guarantees for perfect Karaoke nights - for Filipinos as well as for Megacitizens from Asia and the rest of the world.
The Megacitizens Stammtisch is an event where Megacitizens from all backgrounds come together and discuss life in the Megacity. Want to join? No, problem, just drop by!
See something funny, amazing or just really "Pinoy" (typical Filipino)? Just snap a quick picture, send it to us, and win a Megacitizens Manila Mug!